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Program Options

 

Only show groups and profiles not in a group

 

If unticked then all profiles and groups are listed in the main window. If the option is ticked then the top level list of profiles will not include profiles that are part of a group or groups that are in other groups. The top level list will only show profiles that are not in any group, and groups that are not in any other group. Ticking this option helps unclutter the list.

 

Options

 

This opens a window where you can change settings that apply to the entire program. See this page of the help file for more details. The Options window is available from the main menu: 'Preferences' > 'Options':

 

options

 

Dialogs

 

This opens a window where you can change which dialog boxes appear. See this page of the help file for more details.

 

Scripts

 

This opens a window where you can extend the abilities of SyncBackPro by using scripts. See this page of the help file for more details.

 

Comparison Programs

 

This opens a window where you can change which programs are used in the Differences window to compare the contents of files. See this page of the help file for more details.

 

Language

 

The language used can be changed using this menu. Note that only the translated languages installed are listed. By default the language selected during installation is used.

 

Management Service Settings

 

See the SyncBack Management Service help page for more details.

 

Linked Cloud Accounts

 

See the Linked Cloud Accounts help page for more details.

 

Windows Shell Extension Settings

 

See the Windows Shell Extension help page for more details.

 

Font Selection

 

You can change the default font used by SyncBackPro. This font is used on all screens. Note that the style, e. g. bold, will be used when displaying filenames, but will not be used for text labels, buttons, etc. The font size is fixed at 8 (9 if you are using Windows Vista or newer). Changing the font (and its Script) is useful when using other languages with SyncBackPro.

 

font-selection

 

Use default Windows colours whenever possible: If you are visually impaired and use a special Windows colour scheme, e.g. High Contrast, then you should enable this option. It will force SyncBackPro to use the default colours whenever possible. Note that you must exit and restart SyncBackPro if you change this option.

 

Double-click Action

 

You can select what action SyncBackPro should take when you double-click on a profile:

 

double-click-action

 

Log Settings

 

This opens a window where you can change how profile log files are created. See this page of the help file for more details.

 

Open .sps files with SyncBackPro

 

Exported profiles have the filename extension of SPS. If another program has set itself as the default program for opening SPS files, then this menu item will appear allowing you to change it back to SyncBackPro.

 

Output Debug Information

 

If this menu item is ticked (enabled) then when profiles are run, or profiles modified, then a debug file is created. This debug file will contain detailed information that allows 2BrightSparks to pin-point any errors or problems with the program (it is used by the Technical Support Wizard). By default this item should not be ticked. Only tick this menu item when instructed to do so by 2BrightSparks technical support. When enabled it can significantly reduce performance. You can enable flushing by having the Shift or Ctrl key pressed when selecting the menu item. Flushing ensures all debug output is written to the disk immediately and not cached.

 

View Network Communications

 

If this menu item is ticked (default is not) then if FTP, email or the cloud is being used then communication with the remote server is shown in the main window. Note that it does not show status messages when emailing the log.

 

Hide The Button Panel

 

If this menu item is ticked (enabled) then the button panel is hidden. To change where the button panel is displayed then right-click on it and choose from the pop-up menu.

 

Minimize To Tray

 

If this item is ticked then SyncBackPro will minimize to the system tray instead of to the task bar.

 

Minimize On Close

 

If this item is ticked then SyncBackPro will minimize instead of closing (exiting) when the Close button (the X button in the applications title bar) is clicked. In this case you must click the Exit button to close SyncBackPro.

 

Minimize On Run

 

If this item is ticked SyncBackPro will minimize automatically when a profile is run.

 

Disable Hibernate/Standby

 

If this item is ticked then SyncBackPro will stop your computer from hibernating or going into standby power saving modes if any profiles are running. If your computer is using batteries this option is disabled and cannot be used. Note that if your computer is running on batteries, and your batteries are low, SyncBackPro will automatically pause all running profiles and display a warning message. SyncBackPro can put your computer into hibernate or standby mode after profiles are run. For more information, see the page Command Line Parameters.

 

Do not auto-pause profiles when computer is suspended

 

If this item is ticked then SyncBackPro will not pause all the profiles when the computer is suspended. Otherwise if the computer is suspended, e.g. you close the lid on a notebook computer, then SyncBackPro will pause all the profiles immediately. After the computer is woken it will automatically resume the profiles that were suspended.

 

Shutdown computer when all the profiles have finished

 

If this item is ticked then SyncBackPro will shutdown the computer as soon as all the profiles have completed. This can be useful if you need to leave the office and a long running profile is currently running. Note that this menu item only appears if one or more profiles are currently running.

 

 

 

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